Translation of abstinence in Spanish:

abstinence

abstinencia, n.

Pronunciation /ˈabstɪnəns//ˈæbstənəns/

noun

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    abstinencia feminine
    a day of abstinence un día de abstinencia
    • sexual abstinence abstinencia sexual
    • abstinence from sth/-ing abstinencia de algo/+ inf
    • On the other side of drunkenness there is a no less committed balance of prohibition and abstinence in England.
    • The authorities there even advocated sexual abstinence, rather than condom use, as a national health strategy.
    • For the Hindus the fasting is abstinence from meat during their holy time.
    • The most effective way to avoid the symptoms of alcohol induced hangover is to practise abstinence or moderation.
    • A growing lobby, here and in America, preaches abstinence, not education.
    • The British anti-drink-driving campaigns try to scare you into complete abstinence.
    • I have no problem with someone who wants to promote abstinence.
    • Many people who go on methadone programmes, the softer alternative to abstinence, remain on them for years.
    • In food matters they sought to maintain an equilibrium between abstinence and indulgence.
    • After 12 months, the researchers intend to shift the addicts to methadone or abstinence.
    • Other than abstinence, having a vasectomy is the most reliable method of contraception.
    • If alcohol is the cause of the heart failure then abstinence is essential.
    • How did she quit drinking five years ago, and how did she maintain abstinence for several years?
    • My unplanned and almost month long period of abstinence from alcohol finally came to an end last night, with four gin and tonics.
    • This is presented to those who commit themselves to abstinence for life.
    • While abstinence may be a desirable goal for these individuals, not many accomplish it.
    • It is also important to note that most patients reported reduced use rather than abstinence.
    • These effects disappeared after a period of abstinence from alcohol consumption.
    • He's gone six months without, the longest sustained abstinence of his life.
    • Outside unprotected sex within marriage he is an advocate of strict abstinence.